F1: Williams’s Engineering Director let go

Williams has parted company with its Formula 1 engineering director Adam Carter.

“As we look ahead at our engineering strategy and requirements for the next year and beyond, we have made changes in our engineering structure,” said Capito.

“Adam Carter has left the team and I would like to thank him for his hard work and contribution over the last six years.”

New technical chief, Francois-Xavier Demaison, said,

“We have great engineers in Williams and great people with a lot of experience,” he told The Race.

“We just have to make sure that they share their experience and their different skills and that all together, we will design the best Formula 1 car.

“Williams has not evolved at the same pace as F1. It has become very complex but people can use that complexity for protection… the team also lost some very good engineers in this time, so you employ new ones but they have to learn to work together.

“We have a lot of young engineers that we need to teach and bring them to the right level.

“So it’s nothing wrong, it’s just a normal situation.

“I’ve been through this in the past. I know it’s a long, long journey, to start a proper foundation.”